In the video above we go over the amazing positive affects that regular exercise can have on type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
Below is a transcript you can use to follow the video with links to more information on the topic.
"Plain and simple, our bodies are too smart for their own good. They are great at conserving energy and especially conservative when we don’t get enough sleep (like 70% of Americans) or have been inactive for multiple hours.
Our society of abundance makes for ideal diabetes conditions.
Dr. Neal Barnard refers to type 2 diabetes as a matter of fat toxicity, which means cells are overfilled with fat, where pollutants stick around, and gum up insulin receptors, which sounds pretty reasonable considering over 80% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight and half are obese.
Ok, so what does this have to do with exercise? Well...
Dr. Bob Rakowski says when we strain our muscles we actively drive glucose into the cell. Trained muscles have more glut4 receptors which specialize in collecting circulating blood sugar that would otherwise store in fat or toxify the blood stream.
This is how just an hour at the gym has the ability to decrease our bodies need for insulin for up to 16 hours! Not to mention an increase in metabolism that helps to clean out our toxic cell fat that contributes to type 2 diabetes.
No matter what age you are, when it comes to living a healthy balanced life, staying active isn’t a choice...
However, this does not mean you have to go lift heavy weights at the gym every day. You can go for a walk, ride your bike or simple as doing a plank in your living room. The choice it yours."